Wednesday, July 17, 2024

A 1000 Horsepower Electric Car?

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Faraday Future, one of the next-gen automotive electric car companies is making electronics hotter than automotive engineering.

Earlier this year, they unveiled the FFZERO1, a high-performance concept car built for a race track than a city street thanks to a claimed 1,000 horsepower, a 0-60 time under three seconds, and a top speed over 200 miles per hour!

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The car is built on what is known as a variable platform architecture — VPA. It gives the manufacturer the opportunity to scale the car design easily.

The FFZERO1 is not going to be Faraday Future’s first production car — instead, they’re using it to show off the potential that Faraday sees in its upcoming billion-dollar Nevada factory. The VPA is done on a very modular and flexible basis.

“We can change the number and power of the drive systems. We can change the physical size and electrical size of the battery packs, so we can get bigger and larger packs and smaller packs both on the electrical size and physical size because of the modularity of how the battery architecture is being done, which is unique compared to anybody else in the industry. The underlying story is all about the platform that’s being built.”

 Looks like electronics engineers will be more involved in building performance cars of the future!


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